A FREE Online Spell Checker and Grammar Checker That Helps You Write Clearly

June 23, 2015

A Google Chrome extension that is highly rated and very useful is the extension called Grammarly.

What this extension does is monitor your online written (typed) communication for spelling and grammar errors. Grammarly helps you write clearly and confidently on Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Tumblr, and nearly anywhere else on the Web. I recently installed Grammarly and don’t know how I lived without it; especially when using the WordPress.com editor to finalize my blog articles.

Grammarly

Contextual spell checker – Correctly spelled words used in the wrong context mean embarrassing mistakes for you. Grammarly spots erroneous use of lose/loose, affect/effect, lie/lay, there/their/they’re, and many more commonly confused words.

Grammar checker – Grammarly scans your text for proper use of more than 250 advanced grammar rules, spanning everything from subject-verb agreement to article use to modifier placement.

Vocabulary enhancement – Words can make an impact, or they can fall flat. Enhance your sentences with Grammarly’s word choice suggestions that optimize for the context of your document.

NOTE: CLICK HERE to learn more on how you can also get Grammarly as a Microsoft Word and Outlook Add-in…

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Take the Hop, Skip and Jump To Canva (Best Online Graphic Design Editor)

June 9, 2015

Gizmo’s Freeware get’s full credit for the post on Canva — Easily Create Posters, Business Cards, Collages Etc For Free … It is a finds like this that keep me excited about computers and technology. I can see me using Canva for my blog posts.

Canva (www.canva.com) is a rather clever web-based graphic design system that makes it really easy to create flyers, posters, album covers, infographics, invitations, business cards, book covers and just about any other design you want. — source: Gizmo’s Freeware

Canva is probably the best online (cloud based) graphic design application that I have experienced thus far. Below is my first creation, that I completed in less than 3 minutes, with Canva. Don’t take my word for it; take the hop, skip and jump to Canva by following the links above.

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An Exhaustive Comparison Of The Best Online File Storage Services

June 4, 2015

There are so many online file storage services these days that you can find yourself lost in the herd. To help you narrow down your choices, I recommend that you visit I Love Free Software where they have a table posted that is an exhaustive comparison of the 15 best FREE cloud storage services (i.e. Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, OneDrive, Tresorit, DataBagg, Bitcasa, ASUS WebStorage, IDrive, MEGA, pCloud, Inbox Storage, Copy.com, SpiderOak, and FlipDrive).

Cloud Storage Services

I am very familiar with everyone of these services and can tell you that the cross comparison table that I Love Free Software has compiled is of great value; especially, if you do not know what services to use.

What I am finding, even with myself, I have signed up with many of these services and before I knew it I was losing track of what I had stored and where.  My recommendation, is keep it to one or two services, focus on organizing your files and focus on encrypting any sensitive files that you intend to store online.

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Microsoft Acquires Wunderlist – One Of The Best To-Do List Apps

June 2, 2015

Reports on this are indicating that Microsoft has acquired 6Wunderkinder, a Berlin-based startup behind the popular task managing app Wunderlist, at a cost between $100 to $200 million…

Wunderlist

Microsoft announced the deal on Tuesday, marking the latest in a string of acquisitions that has rapidly expanded the company’s suite of productivity services for iPhone and Android users… READ MORE

Wunderlist is the easiest way to get stuff done. Whether you’re planning a holiday, sharing a shopping list with a partner or managing multiple work projects, Wunderlist is here to help you tick off all your personal and professional to-dos.

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Raise Money With gofundme For The Things That Matter To You Most

May 31, 2015

Recently my work Director (and close friend) and her husband had a major setback where their home was completely destroyed by fire (see here). To assist getting them back on their feet, another Director that I work for came up with the innovated idea of using an online crowdsource fund raising site, called gofundme (to help get the word out and to help raise and manage the funds that were received).

A goal of $1k has been set for this particular fund raiser; and, if you are interested in helping out CLICK HERE gofundme is a perfectly safe way to help others out (including yourself) in situations where life throws you a curve ball.

gofundme

To get a few things out of the way about using this type of service:

First –  A small handling and management fee is charged to recipient of the funds and not the donors.

Second — You can setup a gofundme page to collect for other people, as was done for the family that I know.

Third — Use a credit card to make the donation.

The beauty of using gofundme is that it is tied in closely with Facebook where you can share information about the situation and that funds are being collected for whatever the purpose may be. You can also use the communication power of the internet; such as email, blogging, other social networking sites to post a link about the fund raiser.

Crowdfunding.com ranks gofundme, as of the date of this posting, as the #1 top crowdfunding site by Alexa (which analyzes the internet traffic to the site).

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Sign Up For pCloud For Free Online Storage

May 30, 2015

Yesterday I featured pCloud’s Transfer Service; but, what I did not know is that pCloud is also an online file storage service that has features that some of the other contenders do not. After you signup for the service you are given 10GB’s of free space to store and share your files. At that point you can earn more space by completing various tasks and tutorials that they have set up. I am currently working toward upgrading my space by inviting other users. For every user that I invite, I get 1GB of additional space (up to 20GBs) and the person signing up also gets a 1GB of space.

If interested in taking a look at pCloud,

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 sign up and we’ll both get some FREE space.

pCloud

What is pCloud? pCloud is the right place to store and backup all your data – photos, videos, documents and large files without worrying about file size limit. All your files are stored safe in the cloud and available wherever you go, on any device – iOS, Android, Desktop, Web. All your files are immediately synchronized between your computer, your pCloud and all mobile devices and you have instant access to all updates you make.

pCloud has the typical features and options that you will see with some of the other online file storage services, but there are some features that make pCloud stand out:

  • You can upload as large files as your storage space allows you.
  • You can Choose a folder, go to options and click Get Upload Link. You will receive an unique Upload link. You can give that link to anyone who needs to send you a file and he/she can upload it directly to your cloud, even if the person doesn’t have a pCloud account.
  • You can (if pCloud installed) on your mobile devices tell pCloud to automatically backup all files you have on your phone to your pCloud account.
  • You can keep a copy of your important pCloud files on your phone by marking them as your favorite(s). You want to access certain files from your pCloud account even when you don’t have internet connection, you can just mark them as Favorite in the mobile application and a copy of those files will be stored locally on your mobile device and the changes to those files will be synchronized on every modification.
  • You can backup files from Dropbox, Facebook, Instagram and Picasa to your pCloud account.

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